Seattle Rice Society will host a rally at Hing Hay Park this Saturday April 3rd from 3 to 5 pm to unite the Seattle community against Anti-AANHPI (Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders) hate crimes. The rally will feature guest speakers from the Seattle-area who will share their distinct voices as members or allies of the AANHPI community. All are welcome.
Speakers and performers include:
- Troy Osaki, Poet, Organizer, Attorney, Speaker
- Tracey Wong, Director of Malicious Vixens, Dance
- Lloyd Bagtas, Creative Director, Speaker
- Eric Liu, Co-Founder & CEO of Citizen University and Author, Speaker
- Daneca Tran, Poet/Culinary Artist/Community Worker, Spoken Word
- Nathan Chan & Eric Han, Seattle Symphony, Cellos
- Kiko Eisner-Waters, Founder & Director of CURA Collective, Speaker
- Tomo Nakayama, Singer/Songwriter/Producer, Singing
- Dow Constantine, King County Executive, Speaker
- Marissa Childers via Nara Kim, Coffee Professional/Freelance Designer, Spoken Word
Ayako & Family will be providing 100 free Japanese curries around 4:30 PM. The event will occur rain or shine. We’re still in a pandemic, so please wear a mask and practice safe distancing.
For more information, visit @SeattleRiceSociety on Instagram or send a message to SeattleRiceSociety@gmail.com.
Seattle Rice Society was founded by Grace Chung and Agatha Campana Tutia as a direct response to the recent spike in anti-AANHPI sentiment. Both Grace and Aggie hope to celebrate AANHPI cultures through multiple avenues, including but not limited to art, food, poetry, and music. With the support of generous partners, sponsors, and individuals, the Seattle Rice Society will attempt thoughtful education geared toward deconstructing the model minority myth, and instead, celebrate the pan-AANHPI experience.